ERIC Number: ED422903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Learning by Bytes: Computers in the Classroom. Evaluation of the Learning Enhancement with Information Technology Project.
This evaluation of the Learning Enhancement with Information Technology project examined the impact of the introduction of an information technology initiative on students' and teachers' attitudes toward computing and students' learning. The evaluation was designed as a case study involving Palmerston North Girls' High School (PNGHS) and a matched comparison school (School X), and took place during the 1995 and 1996 teaching years. The project involved the use of computers in the classroom by all students at PNGHS studying 6th and 7th form accounting and economics, or 7th form mathematics with statistics. The combination of qualitative and quantitative information collected over the course of this evaluation showed a variety of changes over time for both students and teachers. Overall, although teachers and students raised a number of issues concerning the details of the way the project was implemented, a number of positive outcomes were evident. The use of computers in the project, and the classroom environment that this use facilitated has enhanced students' skills and learning in a variety of ways. Chapters include: (1) "Introduction and Background"; (2) "Teacher Perspectives"; (3) "Student Perspectives"; (4) "Perspectives on Learning"; and (5) "Summary." Sixty-six tables and figures illustrate findings; the forms and questionnaires used in the evaluation are appended.(AEF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Use Studies
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Wellington (New Zealand).
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand